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Learning Session with Industry Players: Lifestyle


Learning Session with Industry Players: Lifestyle

8 August 2017 9:00am
MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) View map
Admission RM 20
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With the current boom in lifestyle spending, there is a vast opportunity present for Travel, Food and Beverage (F&B) and Fashion industries – disrupting existing ways businesses are conducted and delivering value add to consumers and vendors alike. Entrepreneurs who find their niche in this space will be at an advantage of becoming trendsetters.

This event will feature a line-up of the major industry players who will discuss emerging trends and challenges that are facing start-ups, as well as equip them with strategies to capture opportunities in the field.

Register today to book your seats!

Key Takeaways

  • Understand current trends within the industry
  • Diagnose the issues and challenges within each industry
  • How startups can leverage on industries to scale

Who Should Attend?

  • Startups / Corporates / Investors / Anyone who is keen to understand the trends and opportunities in the industry.


Date: 8th August 2017, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: MaGIC Cyberjaya, Maker Lab


9:00AM – 10:00AM Registration
10:00AM – 11:30AM Current Trends, Future Trends and Challenges of the Fashion industry in Malaysia / ASEAN

Speaker:  Imran Sheik, Founder & CEO of Ombre

11:30AM – 1:00PM Current Trends, Future Trends and Challenges of the F&B industry in Malaysia / ASEAN

Speaker: Dr. Darren Ng, Co-Founder & Lead Partner of Rhombus Connexion Sdn. Bhd.

1:00PM – 2:00PM Lunch Break
2:00PM – 3:30PM Current Trends, Future Trends and Challenges of the Travel industry in Malaysia / ASEAN

Speaker: Aaron Ram Sarma, Founder & CEO of Touristly

3:30PM – 5:00PM Challenges faced by Lifestyle startups and strategies that they use to overcome the problem (Moderated sharing session featuring startups / alumni in the field)Speakers:

  • Arthur Tan, Founder / CEO of WeStyle Asia
  • Kenix Yue, Marketing Manager at

Moderator: Meagan Yip, MaGIC

Program Fee

RM 20 per person (Lunch is not provided)

Our Speakers

Dr. Darren Ng

Dr. Darren Ng is the co-founder and lead partner for Rhombus Connexion Restaurants and Cafes (Western) division, and founder of The Morning After chain. The Morning After is part of Rhombus Connexion, a visionary platform and sustainable ecosystem for F&B entrepreneurs that nurtures growth and accelerates business expansion. It owns over 19 brands and more than 40 outlets across four countries.

Chin Ren Yi

Chin Ren Yi is the co-founder of myBurgerLab, whose signature charcoal burger bun was the rage across social media recently. Ren Yi was inspired to come up with a Malaysian edition of the likes of ShakeShack and In-N-Out through the various experiences that he gleaned from the different cities of the west coast in the United States. Upon returning, Ren Yi together with his two other friends, accounting and finance major, Wee Kiat, and also Chang Ming with a mechanical engineering background embarked on this endeavour to make the world a happier place, one burger at a time.

Stan Chooi

Stan Chooi is the CEO at Sometime by Asian Designers, is a bag specialist company that co-designs with selected Asian designers and fashion icons. They produce designer bags in their own factory, and leverage on expertise and resources to offer exclusive designer bags without the conventional retail markups.

Chin Yoon Khen

Taking a different path than what is intended for him after graduation, Yoon Khen founded CANUX in 2011 and embarked on his journey as a documentary photographer and website developer, diversifying his experience in multiple arenas. Eventually, he left the cubicle to take on the role of a Project Program Management Advisor in Dell and Chief Operating Officer in Mystartr.

Yoon Khen got his big break in February 2015, when Think City funded his first book publication, called the “Traditional Trades of Penang.” When he’s not busy leading Lokalocal, he can be seen at various events, engaging in TEDx Petaling Street 2014 speaker, being a columnist and sometimes, radio guest.

Imran Sheik
Founder, OMBRÉ

Imran Sheik is a passionate entrepreneur, legal studies graduate, and a generalist. He founded Ombré, a fashion styling app, and Jibril’s Lounge, the first non-alcoholic speakeasy bar in Malaysia. He started venturing into entrepreneurship in 2014, when he became a licensee of Sangkaya, and opened a coconut ice cream shop, all whilst studying in his final year of law degree.

In 2015, he founded Jibril’s Lounge, aiming to venture into the Food & Beverages industry. His latest venture is Ombré – a fashion styling app that suggests clothes that are suitable to app users based on both algorithms and user’s physical traits.

Aaron Ram Sarma

Aaron Ram Sarma is the founder and CEO at Touristly, with a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel & tourism industry. He is skilled in Marketing Management, Business Planning, Operations Management, Sales, and Retail. Touristly is a platform that enables travellers to customize holidays with ease, aiming to eliminate the process of searching through various websites and apps for the best travel deals.

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